Commonwealth Policy Center

A controversial book is causing a stir in Kentucky’s largest school system. The book called “Gender Queer” is in the Jefferson County Public School libraries. And parents are outraged over the graphic and sexually explicit content that normalizes homosexual activity with minors. One attorney called it obscene and that it has no place in our public schools. But the school district Director of Library Media Services, Dr. Lynn Reynolds, is defending the book and says that if they banned that book it might lead to banning other books. Most would agree that obscenity and sexually explicit material has no place in our public schools. And if our school personnel choose obscenity over public decency, then many parents will likely choose to send their kids elsewhere for their education.